• Released
  • May 10, 2013
  • (Limited NY, Expands LA 5/17)
  • R , 1 hr 43 min
  • Action/Adventure

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Speaking his (Rourke) lines in an unintelligible accent that occasionally requires subtitles and wearing a white suit that never seems to get bloody even when he’s stabbing people to death, the actor brings an undeniably fascinating strangeness to the otherwise familiar proceedings.
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The A.V. Club

By Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
Unfortunately, Java Heat is also an action movie for people who don’t mind clichéd plotting, lame dialogue, and the low-wattage charisma of third-string Twilight heartthrob Kellan Lutz.
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Slant Magazine

By Chuck Bowen
A middling genre movie, but it's oddly likable for its conflicted, unresolved tension.
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Los Angeles Times

By Amy Nicholson
The film's anthropological interest in Indonesia is the smartest thing in an otherwise familiar scramble of kidnapped babes, expensive jewelry and millions of bullets.
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Village Voice

By Nick Schager
Java Heat's title refers not to hot coffee but to the Indonesian island, though caffeine is certainly recommended to make it through this tepid buddy-cop action flick.
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The New York Times

By Neil Genzlinger
The film, directed by Conor Allyn, is rarely more than a few minutes away from a gun battle or a tedious chase, and soon you cease to care who is shooting at, or running from, whom or why.
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New York Post

By Kyle Smith
The terrorism thriller Java Heat sure is violent. I don’t even want to tell you how viciously Mickey Rourke mangles the French accent he’s trying to do.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
It would be nice to say that Rourke, at least, offers a reason to see this junky thriller, about an American agent who gets involved in an Indonesian terrorist plot. But as entertaining as it is to watch him adopt a strange accent and swan around in sarongs as an eccentric jewel thief, it’s also a little depressing. The paycheck cannot possibly be worth it.
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35 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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